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Oh, Snap! fea. Nancy Hellebrand

Naked, And How I Got There

May 15, 2021
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Nancy Hellebrand will briefly trace the decades of her photography practice that led to the Naked series, and then she’ll show a selection of the uncensored Naked photographs. This will be the first time the Naked series will be shown to a group.

Nancy Hellebrand’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. Museum exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art (2010, 1987, 1983) and the International Center of Photography in New York; the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2017, 2010, 2000, 1990) and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (1991, 1984, 1981); and the Tate Britain, the Tate Liverpool, and the Barbican Centre in London. The National Portrait Gallery in London gave her a solo exhibition that was its first for a living woman and for an American artist. Solo exhibitions include Pace/MacGill (1989, 1984) and Heidi Cho Gallery, both in New York; and Morris Gallery of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Locks Gallery, and Paul Cava Gallery in Philadelphia.

Hellebrand’s photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of the City of London, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Hellebrand studied photography with Alexey Brodovitch, Bill Brandt, and John Coplans, each of whom influenced her deeply. She taught photography at Yale University, Parsons The New School for Design, University of the Arts, and Bucks County Community College. Her awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oh, Snap! is a trans-inclusive space that welcomes all women and gender-nonconforming people. Photography provides a starting point, but the conversations sparked by Oh, Snap! are interdisciplinary and deep. No experience with photography is required; all participants need is an interest in the medium and a willingness to connect with other women/trans/nonbinary people who are passionate about the arts. Please contact coordinator Lori Waselchuk with any questions at lori@philaphotoarts.org.

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